My friends can always tell if I have had a good vacation or weekend getaway if I come home bragging about the food. I am known for planning trips around specific roadside grills and food stands. My belief is that there is no better way to learn about an area and the people who live in it than by sampling their cuisine.

I probably haven't food-traveled around Iowa as much as I should have after being here for 17 years, but after discovering this list of 11 Under The Radar Restaurants In Iowa That Are Scrumdiddlyumptious, I think it might be time for a road-trip.

And I won't have to go far. One of the spots on the list is Sneaky Pete's in LeClaire, and I agree with their choice. Great burgers and steak.